Omri Sharon Convicted

Omri Sharon Convicted
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The 41-year-old was convicted on a number of violations of financing laws, including the fictitious registration of corporate documents and lying under oath.

The 25-page indictment showed how Omri channelled funds to Israel from overseas accounts and instructed consultants, service suppliers and campaign activists to falsify receipts

It is expected he will announced plans to retire from politics, in an attempt to encourage the judges at the Tel Aviv district court to give him a shorter sentence.

He could face up to five years in prison, but the actual penalty is expected to be much lighter – either nine months or community service.

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